September 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm #10583
The theme for September is now closed.
The theme for October 2015 is
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The theme of neighbours is open to your own interpretation . Not just the obvious neighbours in your street or the soap opra you may watch! Seek out how neighbouring objects interact with each other and show us how you understand their connection. Good shooting.October 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm #10593
AnonymousOctober 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm #10595
Thanks for kicking off this month’s theme Ken. This photo certainly sticks to the theme of neighbours. The two engines are well defined and the shadows reveal thier shape.October 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm #10606
I know this photo is a bit blurred, but I just like the way the neighbouring swans are taking the on the same pose for me. It’s amazing what they’ll do for a peice of bread!October 5, 2015 at 6:34 am #10608October 5, 2015 at 12:57 pm #10610
I like the back lighting in the first photograph and the shadows help give it depth. The translucent leaves hold it together and would have liked to of seen the colour version, but would the colours have been over powering?
Well spotted Ian for seeing the two same names in your second photograph. It must be very unusual for that to happen.October 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm #10611
Thanks very much, Peter. The colour version of the first one is just too busy – the forms and patterns get drowned out by the multiplicity of colours, and the colours don’t add anything pictorially.
I spotted the second one a while ago, and remembered it when I saw this month’s theme. At first I puzzled over why they buried the same bloke twice, and then noticed the other details – the dates, the wive’s names – and twigged. But such neighbouring graves are, as you say, unusual.October 5, 2015 at 10:35 pm #10614
Brown is OK Peter,white gives them vitamin deficiency.October 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm #10620
I have returned from holiday with one or two shots that I can show you here. One of them was neighbouring gravestones, an idea which I see Ian has already used.
Anyway, here they are:-
Bins in pairs along the front at Hunstanton was an obvious choice, but one pair had an interesting neighbour.
Then, of course, there are some people who have to live next to the fun fairs and (in this case) go-kart tracks.
and finally, as I said, neighbouring gravestones, this time in the parish churchyard shared with Binham Priory.October 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm #10623
I really like that first one, John – not so much for the ‘neighbouring’ bins (though they are a strong element in the picture), but more for that wonderfully coquettish cartoon woman above, who appears to be flirting with one or both of them! Delightfully surreal.
The second one also has a surreal edge, the rope-lashed log fence evoking a Western ranch dropped incongruously into an English suburban estate. Perhaps pirates had a hand in it, as the Jolly Roger just visible on the left intriguingly hints.
Two excellent British curios.October 6, 2015 at 9:45 pm #10626
You can see the draw of the seaside towns to photographers of British eccentricities!October 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm #10629
I like your first photo best John. There’s a strong connection between the picture of the girl and two bins. it’s as though she’s smiling at them for keeping the place tidy. the second photo has contrasting neighbours with the quite houses and the lively colours of the Quad Bike arena. the two grave stones remind me of two old guys standing in conversation on a street corner.October 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm #10678October 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm #10679
Whats the time time time please???October 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm #10736
All I know is that time flies!
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